[ruh-vanch, -vahnsh]


the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.

Origin of revanche

1855–60; < French: revenge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for revanche

"revenge," 1858, from French revanche (see revanchist).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper